Over the past 30 years, Vietnam’s economy has developed significantly - transforming itself from one of the world’s poorest countries to one that has the potential to be among the world’s largest economies, as part of the so-called “Next 11” group. More recently, the Vietnamese government has started to embrace a sustainable outlook to accompany this rapid economic growth, as its evolving corporate reporting environment shows.
The Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD), a business-led organization founded by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, aims to promote the business community’s active role in sustainable development. VBCSD was a key partner for WBCSD and CDSB in conducting the research and categorization of reporting requirements and resources for the Reporting Exchange.
In this country report, Mr. Nguyen Quang Vinh, Vice Chair cum General Secretary, answers questions about the context of sustainable development in Vietnam, its progress on the Sustainable Development Goals and the role that business takes in working towards sustainability ambitions.